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  1. #161


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    I lost my WM one but everything else remained intact. I guess it depends on which ones were used. WM was easily restored however albeit not being recommended to do so.

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  2. #162


    Chicago USA
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    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I lost my WM one but everything else remained intact. I guess it depends on which ones were used. WM was easily restored however albeit not being recommended to do so.
    If you are using the hacked Windows Mail the update to Win 8.1 will break it. Same thing with sfc /scannow command. It "fixes" the Windows Mail folder back to the original contents in Win 7, 8 and 8.1.
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  3. #163


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I lost my WM one but everything else remained intact. I guess it depends on which ones were used. WM was easily restored however albeit not being recommended to do so.
    If you are using the hacked Windows Mail the update to Win 8.1 will break it. Same thing with sfc /scannow command. It "fixes" the Windows Mail folder back to the original contents in Win 7, 8 and 8.1.
    windows[live] mail is free ,but i will put the harddrive back in and try the sfc /scannnow to see what it does for windows mail
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  4. #164


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    sfc /scannow will undo the Windows Mail hack as previously stated.
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  5. #165


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    sfc /scannow will undo the Windows Mail hack as previously stated.
    What is this hack?
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  6. #166


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    sfc /scannow will undo the Windows Mail hack as previously stated.
    ok, wont work for me then because my windows [live] mail is not hacked ,because it free ,not sure why one would have to hack a free Microsoft mail program
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  7. #167


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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    sfc /scannow will undo the Windows Mail hack as previously stated.
    What is this hack?
    See attached. It's no longer recommended or available in our Tutorials for the simple reason it could introduce security vulnerabilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    sfc /scannow will undo the Windows Mail hack as previously stated.
    ok, wont work for me then because my windows [live] mail is not hacked ,because it free ,not sure why one would have to hack a free Microsoft mail program
    Windows Live Mail is a different entity altogether and furthermore Microsoft is abandoning the Windows Live (WL) brand entirely in Windows 8.
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  8. #168


    Windows Live Mail is a different entity altogether and furthermore Microsoft is abandoning the Windows Live (WL) brand entirely in Windows 8.
    No they are not. What they are abandoning is the term "live", as it conflicts with their Apps. It is still available for download in Essentials and is still fully supported.
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  9. #169


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    Those were Brink's words not mine and pulled directly from the now defunct WM tutorial. I think he meant you wont find a link the Windows Live anywhere in 8/8.1. WLM is fine except if you have lots of accounts (or "identities") and then it can be exasperating as it makes a complete set of folders for each account. I tried it and dropped it for that reason.
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  10. #170


    Chicago USA
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    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Windows Mail is the old software that shipped with Vista and was previously called Outlook Express. You could make it run on newer versions of Windows by copying some files from a Vista install and doing a few registry tweaks.

    Windows Live Mail is the internet based email client that replaced it.

    Similar names but 2 completely different programs.
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